Item 4 - Asbestos still kills, 2001

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GB 249 FLYNN/3/4


Asbestos still kills, 2001


  • 1999-2001 (Creation)

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1 folder

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From a file bearing no inscription, found in a poly box file labelled "Laurie Flynn: Misc. letters, notes" in Geoffrey Tweedale's hand

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Correspondence and press reports re the continuing threat posed by asbestos around the globe. Contains:

  • draft presentation (typescript with Flynn's manuscript annotations) on South Africa's mining industry, possibly given at the Joint Hazards Campaign / TUC Asbestos Conference 'Asbestos still kills', April 2001, London
  • correspondence including with international solicitors, expert witnesses (among them Barry I Castleman) and asbestos ban campaigners, re the plight of asbestos victims, the impact of the liquidation of assets of Chester Street Insurance Holdings Ltd, etc. Also includes correspondence re expert witness Richard Doll, author of 'Mortality from lung cancer in asbestos workers' (1955), and re plans for Doll's personal archive
  • press cuttings re asbestos compensation litigation, the legacy of asbestos in the UK and South Africa, Geoffrey Tweedale's new book (with Richard Hansen), 'Magic mineral to killer dust: Turner & Newall and the asbestos hazard' (2000), medical provisions in South Africa

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  • English

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